Cities of Denmark: Copenhagen

Copenhagen is based in 1167. In the north-east of Zealand Island as a fortress and is the capital of the country from 1417. Copenhagen compact historical center – Indre B, Eric VII formed inside the fortress wall on Slotsholmen Island ("Castle Island"), separated from the rest of the city by the channel Frederiksholmz, and is a labyrinth of old streets, parks (Copenhagen – one of the most "Green" Capitals of Europe), Alley and Areas, where many small monasteries are located.

Attractions Copenhagen

The city center is considered Town Hall Square With the town hall located on it (1892 – 1905.), the sculpture of the founder of the city – the Bishop of Absalon, the original thermometer with mechanical figures and the city museum.

The Slotsholman also built in 1928 on the site of the old castle of Absalone Bishop (XII in.) Palace Kristiansborg, which now houses parliament, government agencies and royal front apartments. In one of the wings of the palace also posted Museum of Kareet and Museum of the history of theater. Also interesting Palace Chapel, Torvaldsen Museum, Borsen Stock Exchange (XVII B.), Bridge Marble And the main entrance to the Palace of Christiansborg.

The largest city square – Congens-Nytorv ("New royal"). Here are located Horse Statue of Christian V, Royal Academy of Fine Arts (1754 G.) with exhibition halls in the premises of the former royal residence Charlottenborg (1683 g.) and Royal Theater (1722 g.). Nearby are located National Library And the Royal Museum Arsenal with collections of vintage clothes, carriage and firearms. The scenic Nyhavn canal is adjacent to the square (1673.) in which old vessels stand on joke. Nyhavn district ("New Harbor") – a favorite place of artists, photographers, journalists and tourists, next to Newkhavn are located National Museum and Art Gallery Karlsberg ("New Giletotek", 1888.) with a winter garden and a rich collection of works of French and Danish art, as well as many luxury hotels and prestigious restaurants. And 10 minutes walk to the north of the city center, on the waterfront, you can see the symbol of the city – the famous sculpture Mermaid.

To the west of Slotsham, a municipality building lies Tyne Hall with famous astronomical clock and adjacent to it the same name area from which the main trading area of ​​the city begins – Strogomet (Stroke), the focus of the most famous shops of the city and the beautiful pedestrian area. Strog is surrounded by a real labyrinth of narrow streets and ancient squares, where you can make any purchases or just take a walk. You can also visit the nearby Museum of World Guinness Records and Museum of Erotics.

South of Tyne Hall stretched built on the site of the former fortifications The famous amusement park Tivoli (1843 g.), which is decorated with a colossal amount of flower beds (more than 160 thousand. colors), fountains, garlands from multicolored light bulbs and t. D. The park is also beautiful Palace tivoli, Open theaters, many small lakes, restaurants, dance halls, cafes and dozens of original attractions.

Copenhagen castles

Traditional symbols and decorations of Copenhagen are his locks – Christianborg, Rosenborg, Amalienborg and Frederiksborg.

Palace Complex of the Winter Royal Residence Amalienborg (1749 – 1760.) Located northeast of the city center, surrounding its buildings a beautiful area with an equestrian monument to Federica V. Next to the palace rushes famous Marble church (1749-1770.), near which the ritual ceremony of changing the Honorary Palace Karaul is held – one of loved ones by all "show" Capital, and nearby the Orthodox Church of Alexander Nevsky (1864 g.).

Castle Rosenborg (Rosenborg, 1632.) It is surrounded by a small park and is famous for its Museum of Danish kings (1858 g.) with a wonderful meeting of family royal jewels and canceled artistic exposition. Castle Frederiksborg (1602 g., rebuilt anew in 1859.) is north of the capital – in Hillerede, On the three small islands in the middle of the lake, and it is famous for its internal interiors of the throne and knightly halls, as well as the miracle of the castle church in a fire. The west of the Palace is a zoo – one of the largest zoos in Europe (more than 2 thousand. animal species).

District "new city" – Kristianshavn was built on the orders of King Christian IV at the beginning of the XVI in. Today is attracting attention Danish Museum of Film, Round Tower and Cathedral for Fra-Fra-Kirk (1829 g.) with the famous sculpture of Torvaldsen "Christ and twelve apostles" inside. On the outer wall of the bell tower of the Cathedral, the spiral outer staircase of 400 steps leads, rising from which you can enjoy an unforgettable panorama of the capital of Denmark.

Nearby on the island AMO, There is a unique and completely independent formation of the capital, refuge to the rioty youth and "The focus of liberty" – district "Free city" Christiania. This is the only place in Copenhagen, where Gashish is freely sold, no 25% VAT for goods and services, and the rhythm itself and lifestyle are fundamentally different from traditional ideas about quiet and peaceful Denmark. Here you can visit Church Frenelrs-Kirk (Church of the Savior) and Royal Danish Military Museum with more than 300 layouts of ships and excellent historical exposure.

Museums Copenhagen

Copenhagen City of Denmark

According to wealth and abundance of their museums, Copenhagen stands in a number of the best museum centers in Europe. It is worth a visit located in Nyhavn National Museum of Denmark with the largest collection of Greek ceramics, as well as magnificent collections of archeology, church art, clothing, weapons, applied art and crafts, and t. D. In the jurisdiction of the National Museum are also entertaining Children’s museum, Museum of the History of the Danish Industry Radis In the building of the former weaving factory, Historical Museum open air, Museum of Danish resistance and Museum of Viking Ships.

In a chic mansion about Park is sharp anlog Placed artistic Collection of Hirschprunga – One of the best assemblies of Danish XIX art in. 30 km north of the capital are the Gothic Castle of the Summer Residence of the Queen and one of the most famous museums of contemporary art in Europe – "Louisiana".

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